Cowboys, Jay Ratliff continue talks

IRVING, Texas -- Mark Slough, the agent for Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff, was at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility on Wednesday as the sides continued negotiations on an extension.

Ratliff is signed through 2012 and is schedule to make $3.75 and $4.875 million over the next two years as part of a deal he signed in 2007. Slough has said his client is not displeased with the contract situation and that he would like to remain with the Cowboys.

Ratliff, 30, declined to talk about the contract talks last week.

The Cowboys have not extended the contracts of players with two years left on their contracts, which somewhat complicates the talks. Buffalo signed Kyle Williams (six years, $39 million) and Arizona signed Darnell Dockett (six years, $48 million) to extensions with two years left on their deals